DPD Hiring Fair

Come Join the Fun!

February 10 / 3 – 6 p.m.
Decatur Indoor Sports Center
1295 W. Wood St.

Part Time & Seasonal Positions available for:

Splash Cove
Overlook Adventure Park
Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater
Scovill Zoo
Decatur Indoor Sports Center
Park Maintenance
Hickory Point Banquet
Summer Day Camp
Rotary Park
Red Tail Run Golf Club & Hickory Point Golf Club

Positions may be Offered on the spot!

Trees on the Tees Cancelled: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Due to pending inclement weather tonight, Trees on the Tees for Wednesday, December 14, 2022 is cancelled.

All tickets on Wednesday, December 14 will be honored Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the same time shown on your ticket.

There is no need for new tickets to be distributed – please just bring your original tickets and arrive at your originally scheduled time.

We appreciate your support of this event and realize this may be an inconvenience, however we want each and every guest to have as enjoyable an experience as possible.

We hope you are able to join us for a new date!

Devon Amphitheater Gift Cards

Get your Devon gift cards that can be used toward future tickets for Devon Performances. These digital gift cards are available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations. The gift cards will be delivered digitally and must be redeemed over the phone, not online. Gift cards will only be sold through the holiday season.

Click Here to Purchase!

Santa Helicopter Fly-In

Over the lake and through the clouds, Santa’s flying in to greet the crowds! The man himself will be doing a helicopter fly-in to 4 neighborhood parks before heading to the North Pole for Christmas. After landing his helicopter, Santa will greet children, hand out candy canes, and collect letters. South Shores Park, Hess Park, Garfield Park, and Hickory Point Golf Course are all included in this holiday adventure.

December 10

10:00   South Shores Park

10:45   Hess Park

11:30   Garfield Park

12:15   Hickory Point Golf Course

Special Thank You to our Sponsors

Community Foundation of Macon County, Matthew and Natalie Beck Family, G&H Marine, Inc., First Mid Banking and Insurance Team, Crossing Healthcare, Romano Company, and Decatur Park District Commissioners.

Trees on the Tees Holiday Parties

Host your winter wonderland Holiday party at Hickory Point Banquet Center during Decatur’s newest holiday tradition, Trees on the Tees. Your party of 50 guest or more will include 2-hour banquet rental from 6 – 8 p.m., appetizers, dessert, bar service, linens, and Holiday décor. After, treat your guests to an enchanting cart ride through trees on the tees!

Book fast! Limited Dates Available: December 8-11 & 14-18

Parties must be booked by November 4.

Contact Lily at lhoops@decparks.com or 217-560-8732 for pricing and available dates.

Overlook Adventure Park Glow Ropes Event

Head out to Overlook Adventure Park on Saturday September 17 from 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. for the first ever, Glow Ropes Course Event. Climb up high on the Ropes course lit by LED lights. Guests are welcome to take the course in 30 min intervals. Prices are $9 for ages 4 – 12 and $12 for 13 and up. Reservations are required for this event. To reserve your spot,  call 217-429-7750!

Cancelled Board Meeting, August 3, 2022


The regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Decatur Park District scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 12 o’clock noon has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. All Agenda items will be addressed at the Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Board meeting.

The agenda stood as follows:

1. Approval of Minutes and Executive Session Minutes of the Previous Meeting
2. Bills of Approval
1. Approval of the Purchase of an Aerial Bucket Truck
2. Approval of a Bid to Stabilize and Resurface Faries Park Road
3. Approval of a Bid to Replace the Basketball Court at Sinawik Park



AGENDA 8-03-22 Notice-Cancellation pdf

Shelith Hansbro to fill the unexpired term for a Park Board Commissioner seat!

DECATUR, IL – The Decatur Park Board of Commissioners has selected a candidate to fill the unexpired term for a Park Board Commissioner seat. On Monday, the Decatur Park Board of Commissioners selected Shelith Hansbro to complete the remaining term ending April 2023.

The Board’s appointment of Hansbro to the vacant Commissioner position endorses its goal to have individuals in leadership who are involved in the community, committed to serving the Park District, and offer a set of skills that enhances the Board.

“The Board of Commissioners were impressed by Hansbro’s leadership experience, and commitment to public service. She’s a good fit for the role and we are confident she will uphold the mission of the Decatur Park District” stated Bob Brilley II, President of the Decatur Park Board of Commissioners.

Hansbro is currently serving on the executive leadership team at the Illinois Department of Corrections. She is instrumental in identifying and developing initiatives, policies, and procedures as they relate to department goals and programs.

Over the past 5 years, Shelith has been involved in the community by serving as the Chair of the Decatur Education Foundation, serving on the Decatur Celebration Board of Directors, volunteering for the Midwest Day of Impact for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and was a City Council Candidate. She is also a parent volunteer at Splash Cove, member of the Decatur Community Partnership Board, and Vice Chair of the Decatur Buildings Commission and Decatur Housing Authority.

“As a former City of Decatur and current State of Illinois employee, I understand multiple levels of government and the need to engage and be inclusive of all residents. I pledge to earnestly serve the people of our community, make tough decisions, and be a strong advocate for Decatur.” stated Hansbro.

The official action to appoint Shelith Hansbro is expected to take place at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, August 17.

4th of July Activities!

Click HERE for the parking map!

Staley Run White & Blue
Overlook Adventure Park
Compete in a re-formatted 1/2 mile kids run, 5K run, or join in the 2-mile fun run/walk. Register at runsignup.com. Race day registration is also available. Register by June 21 to guarantee a shirt or tank, no shirt orders will be taken after this date. Registration includes admission to Splash Cove
from 9 – 11:00 a.m. Route begins at Overlook Adventure! Overall winners & finisher medals.

Time: 1/2 mile tot trot at 7:30 / 2 mile & 5k at 8 a.m.
Fee: Kids Run $20 by July 3; $25 on race day
Race/Walk, $30 by July 3; $35 on race day

Pump Track
Nelson Park
Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater
Come check out our new pump track and visit with our Park Police Officers from 4 – 6 p.m., track will be open until dusk. Safety equipment recommended.
Time: 4 p.m. – dusk

Music at the Devon – Imagine That Band
Nelson Park – Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater
Purchase Imagine That tickets at devonamphitheater.com.
Time: 6 p.m.

Splash Cove
Adults $10.50 / Youth & Seniors $8.50
Time: Open Swim
12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Scovill Zoo
Free carousel rides with paid admission!
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(last admission at 5 p.m.)

Overlook Adventure Park
$6 per person for 1 round of mini golf & $13 per person for a 3-activity adventure pass.
Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fireworks (in partnership with The City of Decatur) beginning at dusk!
Nelson park